Monday, November 14, 2011

African Threads

Playlist and notes for the BurningDervish.com Podcast episode “African Threads.”

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Experience the influence of Africa on Western music and that music's effect, in turn, on the musicians of the Dark Continent. The strands are all here. Let's grab one and pull.
  1. Popcorn, by Lee "Scratch" Perry, from Scratch the Upsetters Again
  2. El Pussy Cat, by The Skatalites, from Stretching Out
  3. Guajira Van, by No. 1 de No. 1, from World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing
  4. Lion, by Burning Spear, from Live
  5. Rastafari Chariot, by The Itals, from Brutal Out Deh
  6. Take Me Home Country Roads, by Toots & The Maytals, from Funky Kingston
  7. Give Me Your Love, by Junior Marvin, from Darker Than Blue: Soul from Jamdown (1973-1980)
  8. Yasdestal, by Mahmoud Ahmed, from Ethiopiques, Vol. 6: Almaz
  9. Tezetaye Atchi Lidj, by Mulatu Astatqe, from Ethiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974
  10. Bellyfull, by The Gladiators, from Dreadlocks The Time Is Now
  11. Sit And Wonder, by Prince Buster, from 200% Dynamite!
  12. Ma Ne Vale La Pena, by Augusto Martelli, from Black Sound From White People
  13. Black Slavery Days, by Skulls, from Black Slavery Days
  14. Mountain Time, by Ginger Baker, from Horses & Trees
If you like what you heard, please remember to support the artists: buy their music and go see them live. Until next time…Peace.

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